My journey to freedom
I discovered world pulse while googling free online training and seminars for female journalists. I want to be the best journalist I can be and I felt I needed all the help I could get as the industry is a tough one, dominated by men in Nigeria and not friendly towards women.
The first thing I noticed when I started working as a journalist was the widespread sexual harrassment female journalists suffered.I had no degree in journalism, my fist degree was in town planning. All I had was a passion for the job, a flair for writing and an inquisitive mind.
My first five months on the job was terrible.I had no one to put me through.My male colleagues expected some sexual gratification before showing me the ropes and my bosses well, also expected sexual gratification before publising my stories.the same situation was no different on my beat, sources who were often men also expected sexual gratification. It was a struggle defying the established rules but I made it and that is how my quest for more knowledge led me to world pulse.
I am all for women empowerment and world pulse is a powerful to help women in my society speak out against sexual harrassment, something which the society has accepted. The worst hit are students in secondary schools and universities who are forced to trade sex for grades. It is so bad that if a student dares speak up, the student is forced out of the school. With world pulse, I can empower women in my society to reject being treated as sexual slaves and stand up for their rights.